Skype update repaints its call screen and brings Bing into the chat for Insiders

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Remember when Microsoft brought Bing AI Chat in a Skype update for insiders last month? Well, it seems like the Redmond-based tech giant has a few more updates up in their sleeves for the popular messaging app.

In the latest Skype update for Insider (Build 8.106), the company rejuvenates the app’s call screen. It looks like a sleek and organized redesign with a refined layout, controls, focus mode, theme consistency, and simplified feature access.

The update includes a new camera experience for Skype on Android, which is smoother, crash-free, and has several new features, such as a revamped layout and media flows, new filters and edits, and QR code support.

Besides, Microsoft Bing is now available in Skype 1:1 chats on all platforms, bringing AI-powered suggestions even closer. You can also use Bing to get help with tasks, such as finding information or planning events.

“As usual, all new features are rolling out gradually over the next couple of days so if you don’t see them right away, just check again soon,” says Microsoft in the announcement.

You can read Microsoft’s official changelog here, or download Skype Insider here.